Sunday, April 9, 2017

Saturday, April 8 PTQ Guild Meeting and Trunk Show

April Meeting

20 members
2 visitors - Marilyn H.  and  Connie H.

Reminder to turn off cell phones.
Welcome visitors.
No sit and sew after meeting.  Trunk Show and Raffle quilt drawing today.

Old Business:
1. Karen has challenge packets available they are $5 please see her after meeting to claim yours.

2. Treasurer’s Report -read and approved.
3. Minutes - Approved as recorded on the blog.

4. Updates on committees:
·         Publicity – Kathy H. -no updates.
·         Charity – Carla F. - no updates.
·         Challenge – Karen A. - Kits for Challenge quilt available.
·         Historical – Michelle - newspaper clippings of Artisan Day for scrapbook
·         Internet – Gwen - no update
·         Raffle Quilt – Julia -no update

5. We will be having sliced ham and the sides provided by Julia, Lauren, Karen, and Judy.  Thank you ladies for helping prepare the fabulous lunch fellowship time.

6. Artisan Alley - Report  on April 1 - the quilt tying was completed around lunch, all ages from 2 years up enjoyed tying the quilt. Many patrons also purchased tickets for the Opportunity quilt. Newspaper pictures were shared.

7. Announcements from Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge, TN--Ribbons were awarded to guild members and one guild member won a sewing machine as well.  See Show and Tell for pictures of class projects.

8. Snippet- Specialty rulers/acrylic templates for rotary cutters--no tools shared today.

9. Opportunity Quilt drawing at 3:00 pm today.  All tickets were collected from Guild members and the Visitor's center.

New Business:

1. Naomi – Trunk Show - Cotton Treasures from Senatobia, MS is upstairs in the theatre area to present a show at 11 am.

2. AQS Paducah, KY – Spring Show is coming on 26-29 of April

3. May’s meeting LUNCH--- guild will be providing soup. Volunteers--Gwen will make a crock pot of soup, Linda B volunteered to make cornbread and  Brenda C will bring cookies.
4. Karen will do presentation on Repair of Old Quilts during our May meeting.  She said you may bring quilts needing repair and she will try to help.

5. West AL Quilt Guild Invitation flier for Karen McNeil Trunk Show and Lecture. See blog post.

6.  Karen gave detailed explanation of the Challenge quilt blocks, read many choices for themes for the blocks.  The Numbered Kits have the instruction sheet inside along with the fabrics to be used as blocks are created. 

7. Contest at the Columbus Arts Council.  Post Card Open Call.  Art work to be chosen to create a postcard which will  be used by the Arts Council to sell as a souvenir of  Columbus.

 Show and tell. 

Barb D-- Shared tips learned for making string quilt blocks at Mountain Quiltfest class; strip quilting Bargello class;

Barb's  Thomas Tank Engine quilt for 4 year old granddaughter

 Brenda C.-- 30's fabrics used for New great nephew baby quilt

CC -- Block made at Southwest Sunset class
 CC --Blocks made at "Cabin in the Smokies" class

Naomi - Free Motion Feathers class

  Block quilt as practice quilting techniques

 Karen A-  Self bound quilt for son's birthday
 Karen's "easy-breezy" quilt for preschool grandson.
 Karen inherited dresden UFO blocks,  and with some seam ripping, snipping and planning, she created a "Grandmother's Fan"  with those UFO's

 Judy S - Daybreak pattern made at the Southwest Sunset class
 Judy made this one at the Garden Path class
 Judy's "En Provence" Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

Linda B-- I SPY quilt for charity--A Children's Home will receive this one.

Tonya S--'Caught Ya' block of Month
Tonya S-- Block of Month "Sugar Club" from Amy Gibson
 Tonya - BOM Quilt as you go--from Leah Day

 We attended the trunk show prepared by Cotton Treasures:

After the show some of us did a little shopping.

Then we shared fellowship during our lunch together.

Meeting adjourned.  

The drawing for the Broken Star Log Cabin was held at 3 pm.  
Ann McDonald won the quilt.

The House Block quilt we donated to the Arts Council was won by Desire Krieger.

April 5, 2017 Invitation

Invitation to Kathy McNeil Lecture
The West Alabama Quilter's Guild has extended an invitation to PTQ to attend

a Lecture and Trunk Show
presented by Kathy McNeil.
Friday evening, May 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Tusacloosa Department of Transportation - 1000 28th Ave, Tuscaloosa AL 35401

"How to Razzle Dazzle Your Quilts"
Lecture filled with suggestions and tips for adding fun visual effects to your quilts.

Presentation is FREE and open to the Public.

Kathy McNeil is an internationally award winning quilt artist,  author, pattern designer, teacher, and judge.  Hand appliqueing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts which appear to be paintings.  Her quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars, as well as international shows.  Many of her quilts are in private collections.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 11, 2017 PTQ Meeting Minutes

23 Members Present
1 Visitor: Ann - she does all her quilting by hand

Old Business:
  • Membership dues are due today
  • Goal Sheets are due today
  • 2017 PTQ Calendar of Events are available
  • Challenge Block Options (Karen)
    • RAC 2019 Challenge Quilt
    • Kits available next month for $5
    • Blocks due in September
    • Vote for favorite block in October, announce winner in November
    • 9" Block Finished
    • Mississippi is Topic
    • Southern Sayings in Border
  • Projects After Meeting
    • 2018 RAC Quilt
    • Flying Geese Demo
    • Heart Quilt
    • String Quilt
  • Treasurer's Report read
  • Minutes on Blog - Approved as Posted
  • Kathy has posted PTQ info in both the Dispatch and 4 County papers
  • Habitat Quilt delivered last week
    • The lady receiving the quilt was THRILLED
    • Quilt was the Mauve / Green Rail Fence
  • Future Raffle Quilt
    • Lauren and Judy to assist Julia
  • Most recent Catfish Alley publication included photo and information from the MQA Gathering last October
  • Sub Sandwiches and Chips for Lunch - $3
  • This Year's Raffle Quilt
    • See Lauren if you need tickets
    • Drawing is April 8 - Last Day of Pilgrimage
    • Money and Tickets should be delivered to Lauren
    • Easiest way to reach Lauren is via text or phone
New Business:
  • Julia's Improv Class
    • We will have Class
    • September 30 - 6 hour session
    • Guild to pay Julia $500
    • No Cost to Members
  • Karen's Hand Applique Class
    • $500 Workshop
    • Date tbd - 6 hour session
  • Dorinda Evans
    • Is interest in her classes?
    • More info next month
  • 3rd Saturday of March is National Quilting Day
  • March 21 - 25 is Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge
    • Judy to assist Claudeen Hanson in teaching
  • Trunk Show at April Meeting
    • Chantey Rhones from Senatobia Quilt Shop
    • Guild compensating $100 for travel
    • 2nd showing at 1 - 3 pm for the General Public
      • Donations to be accepted, for Chantey
      • Will advertise in paper
  • Sliced Ham for Lunch next month
    • Lauren, Karen, Judy, and Julia bringing sides
  • Artisan Alley - April 1
    • Rita, Patti, and Karen are Committee
    • Need to get Batting in Quilt today
    • Set-up at 8am on April 1; The event begins at 9am
    • Will Tie the Quilt - "Tie a Knot for Charity"
    • Bring a chair if you want to sit

Show & Tell:

Judy - Leaders and Enders - the 4 Patches
Titled "Scraptacular"
Pattern from American Patchwork and Quilting 2015
Redesigned to match her fabric pattern sizes

Carol - No Name for her piece yet
Made in Julia's Class

Linda - Red Button Quilt Company Pattern
Flower Buds are Buttons

Lawana - "Sunrise / Sunset"
Made in Julia's Class

Brenda - Quilt for Dolly Sue (her 4-Legged Daughter)

Watana - UFO: Blessings from the Hollow

Glenna - Christmas Quilt

Carla - Harley Davidson Motorcycle Quilt for her Husband

Ina - Black & White & 1 Other Color

Glenna - Christmas Placemats

Tonya - 5" Babies - Easter Babies

Tonya - Leah Day BOM

Tonya - Fishing BOM

Tonya - Ami Gibson BOW

Tonya - Delta Star from 2011

Annette received Quilting Books - Judy has for free distribution; the leftovers will be donated to the library

Naomi continued her Cathedral Window Center Demo

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 11, 2017 Meeting Minutes

24 Members present
1 Visitor:  Penny, friend of Patti

Happy 10 year Anniversary to Possum Town Quilters

Thank you ladies for your vision to constitute our guild.  Through the years your vision has touched many local quilters and Mississippi Quilters. We are so proud of you and delighted to call you our friends.

  • Congratulated our Charter Members not all were present. Pictured are CC, Ebba, Mary Ann, Judy, Lawana, Linda G.; not pictured are JoAnne, Linda D., Julia, Lauren,

  • Diane S. baked a 10 Year Cake
  • Numerous members brought gifts and special treats 
  • Handmade quilt block cards of Thanks to All Charter Members

Old Business -

Goals Sheets due
  • $5 to participate
  • Select 3 Goals
  • Review at Christmas Party
  • Those who accomplished all 3 Goals will be entered in a drawing for the prize money

Black and White and 1 Color
  • Quilts due to Judy, along with a photo of your quilt
  • PTQ has 13 Quilts to enter

Chef on a Shoestring
  • $3 for Pizza today
  • Please sign list for sides for future meetings

Please send preference for Christmas party games to Tonya

  • April 8 Trunk Show - Senatobia Shop
    • Trunk Show for PTQ during meeting
    • After Lunch, open to the public in the RAC Theater
    • Donation Box for after lunch show, in lieu of admission charge
    • Shop also bringing items for sale
    • Senatobia offered to do for us
    • Motion passed to pay $100 from education fund to compensate her driving expenses
  • May 13 Lecture on Vintage Quilts by Karen A
    • Motion passed to pay $75 from education fund to Karen
  • September 30 Improvisational Piecing Class by Julia
    • 6 hour workshop
    • $500 for 25 students
    • Payment would come from Education Fund
    • Need commitment of 15 people
    • Will discuss again next month
    • Web Site Link on PTQ Calendar

Monthly Trips
  • January
    • Heirlooms Forever
      • Anatomy of a Needle
    • Oxford Fiber Arts Show
  • February
    • MQA Gathering
  • April
    • Senatobia Shop
    • Include Hoppers Guild
    • Presentation at shop

  • Kathy has sent our meeting information to the Dispatch
  • Info will also be sent to 4-County for inclusion in their publication

  • Work on the Heart Quilt and the Strip Quilt today

  • Michelle has completed 4 scrapbooks and they are available for review - they are lovely, Thank You Michelle
  • If we donate the books to the library, we can only see them at the library; they cannot be checked out
  • Discussion to continue on donating scrapbooks to the library

We will not participate in Pilgrimage as there is not enough interest
We will still participate on Artisan Day

Challenge Quilt
  • Mississippi Themed Blocks for 2019 Quilt
  • Karen will bring fabric quilts next month
  • Karen will e-mail list of ideas; feel free to add to her list

June 2 & 3 is MQA Gathering with Classes (note date change)

No Pine Belt Quilt Show this year

New Business -

Work on Quilts this afternoon
4 Flying Geese at a Time Demo  (was deferred due to lack of time)
Cathedral Window Demo by Naomi

Guild agreed to make Linda D a Lifetime PTQ Member.  Linda was a Charter Member.

Treasurer's Report read and approved
Minutes on Blog accepted

Still accepting personal donations for Bonnie in Gatlinburg

Show & Tell -

Patti - Bag from Shop in Vegas
Patti - Baby Quilt for Husband's Co-Worker; Barb Quilted as a Birthday Present to Patti

Donna - "Row" from Mountain Stitches by Susan in Gatlinburg

Linda B - King Sized Quilt; Quilted by Sew Delightful
Quilt made at a retreat sponsored by Sew Delightful last October
Moda fabrics
Background: Grey Grunge

Carla - Birds in Massachusetts
 Karen - Tree of Life Quilt Top

Keri - Pat Sloan BOM: Children's Story Time

Tonya - Amy Gibson Block of the Week

Tonya - Leah Day Quilt as You Go BOM+ Cornerstone and Sashing

Tonya - Caught Ya Fishing Blocks by Fat Cats

Snippet Tools:
  • Tonya - Use Binders and Paper Sleeves to store patterns
  • Carol - Fons & Porter Binding Tool
  • Judy - 1/4" Bonnie Hunter Ruler for use as Sewing Machine Guides - use Removable Poster Tape on machine
  • Linda B - Needle Threads with an LED Light, purchased at Sew Delightful
  • Linda B - Sewing Tool Bag for Notions, made by Carol

Raffle Quilt Tickets will be delivered by Lauren
Table will be at MQA Gathering to sell tickets
The Broken Log Cabin Quilt